Financial Contrast: OGE Energy Corporation (OGE) and Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) (EDN)

OGE Energy Corporation (NYSE: OGE) and Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) (NYSE:EDN) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares OGE Energy Corporation and Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OGE Energy Corporation $2.32 billion 3.11 $811.70 million $1.91 18.91
Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) $1.07 billion 1.57 $120.23 million N/A N/A

OGE Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.5% of OGE Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.6% of Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of OGE Energy Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

OGE Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares OGE Energy Corporation and Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OGE Energy Corporation 16.50% 11.06% 3.80%
Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) 2.21% 103.81% 2.09%

Dividends

OGE Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) does not pay a dividend. OGE Energy Corporation pays out 63.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) has raised its dividend for 10 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for OGE Energy Corporation and Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OGE Energy Corporation 0 4 2 0 2.33
Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) 0 1 1 0 2.50

OGE Energy Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $35.60, suggesting a potential downside of 1.41%. Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential downside of 28.95%. Given OGE Energy Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe OGE Energy Corporation is more favorable than Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor).

Summary

OGE Energy Corporation beats Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OGE Energy Corporation

OGE Energy Corp. (OGE Energy) is an energy and energy services provider offering physical delivery and related services for both electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. The Company operates through two segments: electric utility and natural gas midstream operations. The electric utility segment generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Its operations are conducted through Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E). OG&E is an electric utility in Oklahoma and its franchised service territory includes Fort Smith, Arkansas and the surrounding communities. The natural gas midstream operations segment represents the Company’s investment in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable) through subsidiaries, and ultimately OGE Enogex Holdings LLC (OGE Holdings). Enable’s assets and operations are organized into two segments: gathering and processing, and transportation and storage.

About Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor)

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. is a public service company. The Company is engaged in electricity distribution in Argentina. It holds a concession to distribute electricity to the northwestern part of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and in the northern part of the City of Buenos Aires. The Company’s concession area of approximately 4,637 square kilometers is divided into three operating territories: Region I, which consists of over 251 square kilometers; Region II, which consists of approximately 1,761 square kilometers, and Region III, which consists of over 2,625 square kilometers. Region I includes Ciudad de Buenos Aires, San Isidro, Vicente Lopez, San Martin and Tres de Febrero districts. Region II includes La Matanza, Moron, Hurlingham, Ituzaingo, Merlo, Marcos Paz and Gral. Las Heras districts. Region III includes Pilar, Escobar, Tigre, San Fernando, San Miguel, Malvinas Argentinas, Jose C. Paz, Moreno and Gral. Rodriguez districts.

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